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Old 08-01-2015, 12:25 AM   #1
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Making a Fish Pond, need some advice and help.

Hello everyone,
I'm planning to make a pond in my backyard, measuring 14X8 feet. But one major thing is making me worried. I saw many videos in Youtube on making a pond. Problem is, I don't have a pond liner available in my city nor in my state. So what's the alternate to it or any substitute for it?
I bought a plastic sheet which is considerably thick but not strechable like pond liner. I bought the highest quality available in the market. So, what should be done first in the garden to setup everything.
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Every suggestions and help is heartly welcomed.

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Old 08-07-2015, 06:41 PM   #2
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That plastic will deteriorate in the sun light. You will end up with leaks. If you can find some swimming pool liner that would work. I got some from an old above ground swimming pool. You can also use bentonite clay easily found as cheap clay cat litter. Here is a link on how to use it and what to look for
Tiny pond, brilliant or stupid? - Permaculture Forums from the Permaculture Research Institute
You can Google DIY kitty litter pond liner and find lots of how toos.

I am going to try this soon myself to reseal a natural frog pond I messed up by trying to deepen it. I took out the natural clay liner and now the water leaks out.
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